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Subhransu Sarkar v. Indrani Sarkar (Nee Das)

Divorce – Allegation of cruelty and desertion by wife – Living separately for more than 16 years –  Allegations made by wife relate to adultery which was the reason for her moving out of the matrimonial home –  Though the wife insisted to live with the husband, no meaningful effort has been made by her for reconciliation –  the marriage between the parties is emotionally dead and there is no point in persuading them to live together any more. The marriage between the parties is dissolved. Husband to pay an amount of Rs.25 Lakhs as full and final settlement of all claims. AIR 2021 SC 4301 : JT 2021 (9) SC 209